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Name: Krystal Marie Grady
Parents: Daniel and Karen Grady
Siblings: Keisha Grady, Kurt Maske, Kyle Reed
Activities: Cheerleading, FCCLA, Pep club, yearbook
Favorite teacher: It’s a tie between Mr. Reetz and Mr. Kleiss! They both have their own way of making class actually be fun!
Unity West Elementary School fifth-graders got a visit from re-enactors on Friday who taught them about the history of the Civil War.
The University Language Academy for Children will offer summer camps for children ages 4 through 11 at the Children’s Research Center, 51 E. Gerty Drive, Champaign.
The camps will be held five days a week in June and July. There are morning (8:30 a.m. to noon), afternoon (1:30 to 5 p.m.) and full-day (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) sessions available. Registration by May 31 is preferred.
St. Thomas Catholic Grade School in Philo held a Grandpeople's Day celebration on Friday. Grandparents and students attended Mass together in the morning, were treated to doughnuts and then spent time together in classrooms.
This week local third-, fourth- and fifth-graders are being tested on their knowledge of reading and math.
To get the students geared up for the testing, Unity East and Unity West elementary schools both had special events on Friday.
At Unity East, students were put through an ISAT Boot Camp.
Read the full story in the March 7 edition of The County Star.
A race of decorated mechanical pigs was the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) celebration for the month last Thursday at Unity West Elementary School. Classes competed for the prize of a popcorn party.
Unity West Elementary School's PTO hosted a Family Fun Night featuring dinner and games on Feb. 22 at the school.
Carrie Busey Elementary School students took a trip around the world without even having to pack a bag during and International Day and International Fair last Thursday.
St. Thomas Catholic Grade School in Philo held its annual Mardi Gras carnival on Feb. 12.
After school one day, dozens of students in Charlotte Fullerton’s Spanish club at Unity East Elementary School gathered to learn how to introduce themselves to someone and to count in Spanish.